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The Washington times. [volume] (Washington [D.C.]) 1902-1939, October 29, 1905, Woman's Magazine Section, Image 33

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When I can look at summers light go sodown godown godown
down downAcross downAcross downAcross
Across gray meadows that have lost losttheir losttheir ot ottheir
their bloom bloomAnd bloomAnd boomAnd
And watch the leaves drop slow and anddry andd anddry
dry d and brown brownThroughout brownThroughout brownThroughout
Throughout tho chillness of the au autumn autumn aututnn ¬
tumn gloom gloomWhen gloomWhen gloomWhen
When I can see all nature turn to dust dustAnd dustAnd dustAnd
And have no fear fearKnovlng TtnoVrlng another anotherspring anothersnrlng anotherspring
spring snrlngWill yi yiWill
Will the old sweetness bring bringThen bringThen bringThen
Then I have learned to lr trust trustWhen tristI t tIWhen
IWhen I When I can haste with willing humble humblefeet humblfeet humblefeet
feet feetTo feetTo feetTo
To bid a beggar enter from the rain rainWhen rainWhen rainWhen
When I can stoop with human pity pitysweet pit pitsweet pitysweet
sweet sweetTo sweetTo sweetTo
To take a hand that has a n human humanstain humanstain humanstaln
stain stainWhen stainVhen stalnWhen
When I for even evc sinner have a n plea pleaSeeing pleaSeeing pleaSeeing
Seeing the angel posslbfci poss1b In each face faceAnd laceAnd faceAnd
And find In all some grace graceThen graceThen graceThen
Then I i have charity charityWhen charlt charltWhen charltyWhen
When I can trust for needs both small smalland smalland smalland
and great greatAnd greatAnd greatAnd
And have Jio io anxious thought for day dayor da daor dayor
or year yearWhen yearYhen yearWhen
When Yhen I can love all men and cast out outhate outhate ut uthate
hate hateAs hateAs hateAs
As utterly as I have cast out fear fearWhen fearWhcn fearWhen
When I am through with all that life lifecan Ufecan itfecan
can give giveOf gieOf giveOf
Of anything anyt anythingthc lngthc the sweet and bitter bitterdone bitterdone bttterdone
done doneWhen doneWhen doneWhen
When all the thread is spun spunThen spunThen spunThen
Then I have ha learned to live
Marian 1I rlan Mnybell Marietta and Ma Matilda Matilda ra ratllda ¬
tilda formed formeda a descending scale In years yearsand yearsand yearsand
and size sizeFor sizeFor sizeFor
For this reason they were called The TheStairs TheSlnlrs TheStairs
Stairs StairsMarian SlnlrsMarian StairsMarian
Marian was ten years old She was wasthe wasthe wasthe
the Top Stair Matilda was four fourand fourand fourand
and she formed the Lowest Stair StairMaybelle StairMa StairMaybelle
Maybelle Ma belleand and Marietta were the Mid Middle Mlddl Middl ¬
dle dl Stairs StairsThese StairsThese StairsThese
These little lIttleglrls girls were just as dear dearand dearand dearand
and sweet sweet as others I doubt if their theirmother theirmother
mother had ever seen dearer or sweeter sweeterStill sweeterSUllo
Still SUllo the they had some little ways wa s that thatmight thatmight thatmight
might be improved improvedThey ImprovedThe improvedThey
They The belonged to the Loyal Lo al Legion Legionand Legionand Legionand
and other such things and theru were weremany wereman weremany
many man demands for pennies for the va various varIous various ¬
rious gift boxes boxesNickels bjxesNickels boxesNickels
Nickels and pennies were not too tooplentiful tooplentiful tooplentiful
plentiful When there are four little littlegirls Ifttlegirls littlegirls
girls as well ell as two grownups to toput toput toput
put into the gift ift box it counts up upOne upOne upOne
One day mother had picked up dresses dressesput dressesputawa dressesput
put putawa away shoes rolled rolca ribbons smooth smoothly smoothly smoothly ¬
ly over her fingers fing rs and placed pla ed them themneatly themneath themneatly
neatly and gathered up toys and all allthese allthese allthese
these had been used by b The Stairs StairsSuch StairsSuch StairsSuch
Such untidy unU Stairs StairsMother StalrtMother StairMother
Mother conceived the idea of teach teaching teaching teachlngneatness ¬
ing lngneatness neatness and also the use of money moneyat moneyat moneyat
at the same time She told The TheStairs TheStalrs TheStairs
Stairs that each day da they the kept their theirbelongings theIrbelongings theirbelongings
belongings neat they would receive a apenny apenny apenny
penny but If they failed on any an day da lit iirtho 111tho litthe
tho week they thc would forfeit not only on onthe onlythe
the penny penn for that one one day da but the theothers theothers theothers
others othersThere othersThere othersThere
There were four pairs of very widebright widebright wide widebright
bright eyes four pairs of willing hands handsfour handsfour handsfour
four pairs of o swift feet In a a very short shorttime shorttime I
time the house was so tidy Ud one would wouldhardly wouldhardly <
hardly know that four untidy little littlegirls littleglrls littlegirls
girls had ever lived there thereThe thereThe thereThe
The flrst few e days It was wonderful wonderCulthe wonderfulthe wonderfulthe
the way wa dresses aprons hats shoes shoestoys shoestoys shoestOyS
toys were all put p t neatly neatl away aWa It Itseemed Itmed itseemed
seemed med to mother that some things
were taken down just for the fun of ofputting ofputting ofputting
putting them away awayMother awa awaMother awayMother
Mother had thought The Stairs were weretoo weretoo weretoo
too young to be tidy tld She changed her hermind hermind hermind
mind There would be no Jack of pen pennies pennies pennies ¬
nies for the gift boxes boxesIt boxesIt boxesIt
It was as Saturday afternoon The TheStairs TheStairs TheStairs
Stairs were eager to play Marian the theHighest theHfghest theHfghest
Hfghest Stair of all forgot and left her hersoiled hersoUed hersoiled
soiled gown on the floor floorShe fioorShe floorShe
She ran away to play pIa but after a time timeshe t1m t1mshe timeshe
she remembered She went softly i hlto hltothe lutothe to tothe
the house She hoped Mother had Leon Leontoo Leentoo beentoo
too busy to notice There lay the dress dressjust dressjust
Ijust I just as she had left it She thought Mo Mother 110tlpr Modid ¬
I ther did not know kno She thought she shewould shewould shewould
would not tell and so she would get her herpenny hernn herpenny
penny pennyThe pennyThe nn nnThe
The rule was to forfeit all if there was wasone wasone wasone
one failure It was a n bitter rule But it ithelped h hhelpedthem iihelped
helped helpedthem them remember rememberThey rememberThey rememberThey
They did so want to earn their money
for the gift boxes She could not get getalong getaloug getalong
along without the pennies forthat Mar MarIan MarIan MarIan
Ian made up her mind Mother did not notknow notkno notknow
know kno and she had really reall hung up the thedress thedress thedress
dress dressStill dressSUI dressStill
Still Marian was not happy happ She Sheknew Sheknew Sheknew
knew though Mother didnt Just for forthis tOlthis forthis
this once she would take the money It Itmight Xlmight Itmight
might do some little heathen girl a n lot lotof lotof lotof
of rood roodIt JQodIt goodIt
It was Saturday night nightPapa nightPapa nightPapa
Papa was home He was looking into intothe IntClthe Intithe
the box which hlch held the pennies penniessuch such a alot alot alot
lot of pennies penniesMarian
Marian 1 > counted them Mother had put putone putone putone
one In for her that day da Suddenly suattenl her herlips herlips herlips
lips quivered quiveredBravely quiveredDravelY quiveredBravely
Bravely she picked out the seven pen pennies pennies pennies ¬
nies that were for her herI herI herI
I left my m dress this afternoon she shesaid shosaid shesaid
said saidYou
You didnt leave it long said Mo Mother Mother Mother ¬
ther theruI
uI I left It said Marian and I must mustbe mustbe mustbe
be an example exampleIt
It isnt half as bad for tho Top
Stair as for one of the middle ones onessaid onessaId onessaid
said Maybelle Just think what would wouldhappen wouldhappen wouldhappen
happen if one of the Middle 1 > Stairs should
be out of placer placelSomebody placerSomebody placeSomebody
Somebody would tumble sure said
Father It is better though to have ba IS
The Stairs complete completeAnd completeAnd completeAnd
And he kissed Marian and gave her herseven herscven
seven bright new ne pennies
The men of o the Clover army arm lifted liftedtheir Htedtheir liftedtheir
their head heads = very proudly rrou < 11 and grandly grandlyand grandlyand grandlyand
and and their big bh colonel In lonet l shook < hi his green greenctaulots Jrpenefl greenefauets
ctaulots efl U ts and looked martial tu t th h tip tipcf tiplhl tipci
cf ci 1Is roots rootsThere rootsThere rootsThere
There were companies of crimson crimsonclover crImsonclover crimsonclover
clover regiments of white clover and andevery andeeryone andevery
every eeryone one as he presented arms quiv quivered quhered quivered ¬
ered with pride prIdeprIde pride in his beautiful beautifuluniform beautifulunlorm beautifuluniform
uniform pride in the ranks that grew grewbeside grewbeside grewbesldehlm
beside besldehlm him pride In his noble colonel colonelTogether colonelT colonelTpether
Together T gcther they flashed defiantly their theirweapons thefrw theIrweapons
weapons w apons inthe In the sunlight and laughed In Inthe inthe Inthe
the vainglory of their untried courage courageThen courageThen courageThen
Then their colonel said VVe Ye are aregoing aregoing aregoing
going to conquer the worM wort We v e are area area area
a a teat army arm We 1e arc numbered by bymillions bymillions bymiilions
millions Our heads nod over a n thous thousand thousand thousand ¬
and broad acres Men MeneulUvato cultivate us and andplant andplant andplant
plant our seeds ecds the brown mold and andthe andthe andthe
the heavens give us food water and andlight andlight andlight
light We 0 have a n great mission on onearth onearth onearth
earth We were born for a purpose purposeHow purposeHow purposeIlow
How shall we conquer said a red redClover redClover redClover
Clover in the front rank rankTdo rankldo rankIdo
Tdo not know the way wa but It will willbe willbe willbe
be onened I am am as untried as you youPerhaps youPerhaps ou ouPerhaps
Perhaps some day da we shall be loosened loosenedfrom loosenedfrom loosenedfrom
from our roots and go forth and lay laywaste laywaste
waste the country as the locusts do doThat doThat doThat
That will not be the way piped pipedBlackbird pipedBlackbIrd piped131ackbId
Blackbird Asho as ho ro r rshclteOU1lt ru ro iLu he criiu c iilii iia n n8hc1te
8hc1te shclteOU1lt youm fnd Indeed d conQuer conquer the i
A father g golug Iug ig Into his stable one on day dayfound dayfound dayfound
found his little son with a a slate and andpencil andpencil andpencil
pencil in his hand astride one of the thehorses thehorses thehorses
horses horsesWhy horsesVhy horsesWhy
Why Harry he exclaimed what whatare whatare whatare
are you doing doingWriting doingrUing doingWriting
Writing rUing a composition was 3S the re reply reply reply ¬
ply plyWell Well why wh dont you write it In the thehouse thehouse thehouse
house asked the father fatherBecause fatherBeca fatherBecauejtnswered
Because Beca Becauejtnswered c Answered in wercd the th little fellow fellowthe fellowthe fliowtho
the mastertold master told me to write a a com competition c corn cornooItton m mUon ¬
petition ooItton Uon ou a hone horaeI horaes
7 I
Iworld I world but not by b laying It to waste
Your yourselves oulSelves will be laid to waste wasteand wasteand wasteand
and out of your defeat will grow your yourtriumph yourtriumph our ourtriumph
triumph Listen Even now the time
is near nearThe ne3rrhe nearThe
The bird flew fic away awn awnSwish
Swish Swish It was the song of the themowers themowers themowers
mowers scythes At the whispering
sound the crowded ranks of Clover
lifted their heads l1el ds expectantly
Then they the shuddered as a sharp sharnpaln sharnpalnran sharp pain painran painran
ran through their fibers Their brave bravegreen bravegreen I Igreen
green stems were cut In two and they they
fell prone on the ground groundSwish CTOundSwlsh groundSwish
Swish Swish Hush hush hushEverywhere hushEverywhere hushEverywhere
Everywhere on all sides the helpless
battalions fell and lay withering In the thepitiless thepitiless thepitiless
pitiless sunlight sunlightWe sunlightVe sunlightVe
We Ve are overthrown We 1e arc de ¬
foated they the moaned How can
triumph come out of death deathListen deathListen deathListen
Listen said the Blackbird as he
looked compassionately from a hedge
You that lie here will become food for
horses and cattle The horses will willserve wUls willserve
serve s < rve men and carry carr them In their bat ¬
tles for existence The cattle win fur furnish turnlsh furnish ¬
nish them with food toodmeat meat milk butter butterSo butterSo butterSo
So through your our service to men you i
the conquered Clovers shall conquer the theworld theworld th thworld
world worldHush worldHush j
Hush Hush said the scythes
Goodby Blackbird sighed the fall fallen
I en Clovers We die gloriously glorlou81t
Pray Pra what Is that which Ive been b n told toldThough toldThough toldThough
Though never told In rhyme rhymeThat rhm rhmThat rhyrnThat
That is almost Itself Itsel as old oldAs olds oldAs
As s Adam or as time timeFor timeFor timeFor
For Its been made In early carl days daysAs da daysAs s sAs
As many folks have said saidAnd saidAnd saidAnd
And yet Its subject to decays decaysAnd decasAnd decaysAnd
And even now is made madeBut madeBut madeBut
But as It is a secret deep deepYet deepYot deepYet
Yet I to tell may ma choose chooseIt chooseIt chooseIt
It Is what no one likes to tokeep tokeepAnd keep keepAnd keepAnd
And no one likes to lose loseCAnawer loseAIlBwerA loireAnswerA
CAnawer AIlBwerA A bed
Arthur Gray had eaten a hearty sup supper supperas supperas ¬
per peras as was his wont wontand and as a n full fullstomach tullstomach fullstomach
stomach is always conducive to sleep sleephe sleephe sleeplie
he rubbed his well rounded palms to together together together ¬
gether blinked lazily lazilyholding holding one eye eyeopen e eyeopen e eopen
open long enoughxto enough to find his way from fromthe fromthe frontthe
the table to a a couch that stood conven convenient converlent convexilent ¬
lent in a corner of the room roomthrew threw him himself hlmselt himself ¬
self down contentedly and proceeded to tofall tofall tofall
fall asleep asleepThat asleepThat
That That evening Arthur had brought home homefrom homefrom homefrom
from school his monthly monthl report card cardwhich cardwhich cardwhich
which was marked so high that the vain vainfellow vainfellow aln alntellow
fellow had made himself quite unbear unbearable unbearable unbearable ¬
able over his success s ccess going about the th
house putting on great airs and boasting
In a bold way to the servants He had
been a n bit overbearing too toward tOwardTommy
Tommy Tomm Peters an orphan boy bo who waD wanone waDone waDone
one of his classmates This had occur occurred occurred occurred
red on their way wa home from school schooL
Tommy worked for his board and
keep In the home of a butcher whose whosewife whosewire whosewife
wife kept Tommy out of school sclroolon on every
little pretext first to mind the baby babywhile b babywhile by bywhile
while she visited the neighbors again aganLo
to work ork in the he kitchen or garden Thus ThuNit Thu
it was that poor Tommys standard at atschool atschool atschool
school was low while Arthur was us usually usua113 ustinIly ¬
ually at the head of the classes I
But when one understooa Arthurs Arthurscase Arthurscase i
case exactly exactl it assumed a different dfffer nt as aspect m aspect ¬ i
pect and he was not to be so much com commended commended ¬ I
mended after all for his high graded gradedand grad gradesand s I Iand
and punctuality He was never allow allowed allowed ¬
ed to be tardy tard at school a minute for I
his parents were anxious he should have
every possible chance to become a schol scholI ¬
ar and no pains were spared by either eitherof eItherof
of them to help with his education At Atnight Atnight Atnight I
night when Tommy Peters was busy bu I Iminding
minding a a crying c lng baby or running er ez >
rands Arthur was seated in his arm armchair armcha armcharbside ¬
chair cha charbside rb beslde slde his mother who went weOtover over ver
the morrows m rrowS lessons with him The fact
Is Arthurs mother did more of Ar ¬
thurs work ork than the boy did himself
for she wouId wouldCITn oTn the lessons Into his hismind hismfnd hismind
mind by repetition till only sheer stu stupidity ¬
pidity pldlt could have made him forget them
And Arthur was w s not stupid
So one will vill not wonder that Arthur
was frequently at the head of his hisClasses hiscinsses hisclasses
classes Classes for few other pupils had such
attention and assistance as he did It Itwas Itwas Itwas
was as t the children ran from school
that evening that Arthurs vanity vanlt and andselfishness andselfishness andselfishness
selfishness were vented on Tommy
Just see he cried In a n bragging brng ng wa way
holding hol lng out his report card Wouldnt Wouldntyou Wouldntou Wouldntyou
you ou like to be as smart as I am Ive Ivegot rvegot Ivegot
got 00 0 per cent Bet you ou aint got GO
Bet too that you ou wont pass Im Imgoing Imgoing Imgoing
going to college when Im through throughschool throughschool throughschool
school I am Bet you ou never get to go
to college collegeTommy collegeTommy collegeTommy
Tommy hung his head in shame and
hid his own report card cardfull full of tardy
and absent marks marksunder under his coat front
Wish Ish I had a 3 mother an father too tooso tooso tooso
so I could go to school reglar I cant
keep up when Im kep away awa so much
Taint my fault though he pleaded
But Arthur was too much preoccupied preoccupiedwith preoccupiedwith preoccupiedwith
with his own greatness to notice Tom Tommys Tomms Tornmys ¬
mys ms remarks Now In full justice to to
Arthur let it be h told that he was not nota nota
a bad fellow at heart he was an only onlychild onhchild onlychild
child pampered and spoiled and made mad
to think that he was a few grades bet better better
1 ter than other children And this led
hs vanity Yanlt and selfishness selfishnessAs i iAs
As It was Friday evening and there therewas therewas j
was to be no studying that night Ar Arthur Arthurashns Arthuras
thur thurashns thuras as has been told toldate ate a hearty heartysupper heart heartsupper heartysupper
supper and lay down on the couch couchwhere couchwhere couchwhere
where he was on the point of dropping
into a sound sleep when the door dooropened dooropened dooropened
opened and in walked the queerest little
boy with an immense head on his hisshoulders hisshoulders hisshoulders
shoulders He came without Ithout ceremony
to where wh rc Arthur lay In took hold of Ar Arthurs Arthurs Arthurs ¬
thurs hand roughly and said Come Comeyou Comeou Comeyou
you ou are elected a member of our so society soclet society ¬
ciety clet cletArthur cietyArthur J
Arthur rubbed his eyes sat up and andmarveled andmarveled andmarveled
marveled at the strange individual individualWhat Individualhat individualVhat
What hat do you OU want he questioned questionedtrying Questionedtrying questionedtrying
trying to draw his hand free freeI treewant
I want you ou the boy bo said shaking
his immense head emphatically Come Comealong Comealong Comealong
along dont keep me waiting Then Thenhe Thenhe Ihenhe
he gave gav a n pull at Arthurs hand handBut handHut handBut
But I dont wish to go persisted persistedArthur persistedArthur persistedArthur
Arthur ArthurThat ArthurThat ArthurThat
That doesnt matter returned the theboy thebo theboy
boy bo The Bigheads have you ou down downon downon downon
on the list You see you ou have become becomea
a a Bighead now As he made this thisstatement thisstntement thisstatement
statement the boy bo held a small mirror mirrorbefore mirrorbefore mirrortefore
before Arthurs eyes e > 5 Arthur looked lookedLo lookedLo lookedLo
Lo he was a sight to behold His head headwas headwas headwas
was twice its wonted size and his nose noseturned noseturned noseturned
turned up in a most sarcastic and self selfsatisfied seIrSatisfied selfsatisfied
satisfied manner Come again com commanded commanded cornrnanded ¬
manded the visitor 1 sit or imperatively half halfdragging haltdmg halfdrnggtng
dragging dmg tng Arthur from the couch couchArthur couchArthur couchArthur
Arthur obeyed not knowing what else elseto elseto elseto
to do and being half dead with sleep
As he rose to pass put > ut with this strange strangechild strangechildno strangechildno
child childno no larger than hlmselChe himself he hoped hopedhis hopedhis hopedhis
his parents would Interfere and liberate liberatehim liberatehim liberatehim
him But they had evidently cvldentl finished finishedtheir finlsht finishedtheir d dthplr
their supper and retired to another anotherroom anotherroom anotherroom
room for no one was In the dining diningroom diningroom diningroom
room now save himself and this unin uninvited unlnItd uninvited ¬
vited Itd Bighead BigheadThe Dlgh l3igheadThe ad adThe
The boy jerked Arthur along in no nogentle nogentle nogentle
gentle manner lending him out through througha
a side door and down to the rear of the theback thoback theback
back yard where Arthur saw a small smallcart smallcart smallcart
cart hitched to a frisky little pony ponyInto ponyInto ponyInto
Into the cart the strange visitor shoved shovedArthur shoedArth1r shovedArthUr
Arthur then sprang spmn In himself clucked cluckedto
to the th pbny that darted off at breakneck breaknecksjjned breakneckled breakneckspeed
speed led To Arthurs dismay the animal animalleaped animalleaped animalleaped
leaped right Into the air and ran to toward toward toward ¬
ward the clouds hIs hoofs and the thewhirling1 thewhlrUng theWhirling
Whirling cart wheels resting their theirweight theirelght theirweight
weight elght on nothing Arthur held on to tothe totht tothe
the > sides of the cart seat for dear lifes lifessake Utesmke lifessake
sake After some time spent In this thisstrange thisstrange thisstrange
strange travel travelsilence silence reigning for Ar Arthurs Arthurs Arthurs ¬
thurs companion was ns not Inclined to totalk totalkthevrushed totalktheY
talk talkthevrushed talktheY they rushed through a moist thick thickclnud thickelnud thickcloud
cloud the the vapors V 3 il 0 rs of which almost almoststrangled almoststranJled almoststrangled
strangled Arthur Then Into the midst midstof midstat midstof
of a n heavy black cloud that roared roaredwith roaredwith roaredwith
with cold fierce wind All of a sudden suddenthe suddenth suddenthe
the th horse and cart struck substance substanceOnce substanceOnce substanceOnce
Once again they were on soil that thatlooked thatlooked thatlooked
looked much like mother earth Ar Arthurs Arthurs Arthurs ¬
thurs companion sprang out and moticned mo motlcned moUcned
tlcned Arthur to do likewise Arthur Arthurhad Arthurhad Arthurhad
had nothing to do but obey He was wasled wt wtled wasled
led from the cart along a muddy ugly uglyunkept ubl ublunk uglyunkpt
unkept unk pt road that was overgrown with withweeds withwecd withvecds
weeds and briars that tore their clothes I
1 1
and flesh At last they the came to a huge hugetumbledown hugetumbledown hugetumbledown
tumbledown old building and Arthur Arthurread Arthurread Arthurread
read this sign over the door Asylum
for BIgheads Arthur was led In All Allabout Allabout Allabout
about him he saw sa boys and girls with withenlarged withenlarged withenlarged
enlarged heads heads peculiar In shape shapesome shapesome shapesome
some of them looking 100klnglIke like great gourds
Aa 3 he glanced about in mingled aston astonishment astonshment ¬
ishment nnd fear his companion de departed departed
parted drawing the door shut behind belIndhim behindhim
him and leaving Arthur with the strange strangeassembly strangeas strangeassembly
assembly as embl All these boys and girls girlslooked girlsloked girlsIoiked
looked pale and thin thlnas as if ill illFor mFor illFor
For a few minutes Arthur stood awk awkwardly awkWardly wk wkwardly ¬
wardly In the th middle of the room lOQk
ing at those about him The stare was wasreturned wusreturned wasreturned
returned returned all eyeing him critically Pres Presently Presently Presently ¬
ently a girl of some twelve tw lve years of ag agstepned age agestepTid agestepned
stepned close to Arthur and said wagging wagging wag wagging ¬
ging her enormous head Prhy fool foolwhat foolwhat foolwhat
what did you ou ever accomplish ll compUsh to get getsuch getsuch getsuch
such a case of big head You look vain vainand vainand aln alnand
and stupid and I know you are lazy
for nil t1l I have to do Is to look at your yourunkept yourunkept our ourUnkept
unkept finger nails and tousled hair to tobe tobe tobe
be Informed of that fact Another thing thingyou t tlingyou lng lngou
you ou are a glutton too You are so full fullof ruItof fullof
of supper this minute that you ou resemble resemblea r < semble semblea
a piece of newly upholstered furniture
But come me dunce tell us why w you arc archere archere archere
here hereWhile While the girl glrfwns was speaking 13P klngthe the others
in i the th room roomStthered gathered close about Arthur Arthursneering Arthursneering Aythursneering
sneering and an jeering j rlngat at him One boy boywent bo bowent boywont
went so far as to kick Arthurs shl shlsaying shIns shinssaying
saying ylng Yes idiot break silence silencetell an antell and andtell a
tell us how you OU became a a Bighead BlgheadSuddenly BigheadSuddenly It ItSudden
Suddenly Sudden Arthur Arlh r beheld b held a picture of ofhimself orhlmsetr ofhimself
himself while on earth earthhis his old > world worldi Worldhomeand worldhomeand
i home homeand find Ivj saw sawhlmself himself as others saw sawhim snwhim sa
him He wa was foolishly vain of his good goodstanding goodstnridlng goodstanding
standing at school Just as 8 though he
did not owe it to his hlsCrealor Creator his parents parentsand parentsand parentsand
and himself to work diligently at school schooland schooland schooland
and accomplish all that was w s In his hispower hispower hispower
power power to o do o and he was as silly over mat ma ¬
ters pertaining to dress dres behaving In an anoveroearlrijr anoverbearlri anoverbearlriZ
overoearlrijr overbearlri and arrogant arro ant way toward
boys less fortilnate than himself As s
he viewed this picture he felt like one in ina Inn ina
a trance and spoke out Involuntarily lmoluntarll
I guess guetis I got the big head over my In
fine average at school this montTTaTId mont1 aUd
because my m papa owns the finest store
In town and we C live In an elegant big
house and keep two servants while 10tH lotwof 10tHor 10tHof
of other boys dont have half so much muchas muchus muchas
as I do I dress bettern most of the theother theother theother
other kids of my size and I never have haveto haveto hareto
to work I always alwa s made ma < 1e fun of the poor
boys who had to earn a few nickels
doing odd Jobs after school But I am amawfully amawtul amawfully
awfully awtul smart smartI I am I am often at the
head of my classes I shall be a n great greatrich greatrich greatrich
rich man maf Some ome day da and make hundreds hundredsof
of people work for me And Arthurs
head expanded another Inch as nft a he said saidthis saidthis saidthis
this S SAlt
Ah ha you ou dunce dunceyou you saphead So Soyou Soou Soyou
you ou think cried another Bighead BigheadThat BI BigheadThat head headThat
That was the wav I felt when I first firstcame firstcamo firstcaine
came here But this place takes the thestarch thestarch thestarch
starch out of you ou It Is work or starve
like the common poor As I dont work
like a miserable laborer here I am so sonearly so sonearl sonearly
nearly nearl starved that Im as thin as ai t
lace curtain and as hungry hung as s a Slberrf Slber Slber1
ian wolf Look at my m clothes clothesIn in shreds shr di diAnd iIt
And my shoes not been polished poUsh9d In Inmonths Inz Inzmonths inmonths
months But I wont ont blacken them Ifi Icl If Ifthey
they the arc never blackenqd otherwise othierwlseiWell
Well my m parents are rich and go In
the swellest socletv they do doMy My stand
Incr In school was fine finem finemy my father paid paidenough p paidenough ld ldenough
enough to insure that and I Ihad had private
tutors who gotmy lessons l sons for forme me
0 my m own mother got my lessons l ssons for forme torme forme
me bragged Arthur hIs great head headshe headtossln headtossing
tossln tossing In nn egotistical wa way That Is Isshe issite
she always went over them to me till
I couldnt possibly p08flbl miss And what what a aworld aworld aworld
world of work and trouble she saved savedme savedme savedme
me meShut Shut your our mouths snobs cried the thegirl thegirl thegirl
girl who had first spoken What are areeither areeither areeither
either of you ou compared to me I came cameof cameof cameof
of nobility she said with a heavy heavystress heavystress heavystress
stress on the last word I never so somuch somuch somuch
much as unlaced a shoe or combed my myown m mown myown
own hair till I came to this place I
had nurses maids and governesses to towait towalt towait
wait upon me night and day da When hen I Iwent Iwent Iwent
went down the avenue In our splendid splendidcarriage splendidcarrIage splendidcarriage
carriage I turned my m nose up at the thepoor the thepoor thepoor
poor miserably dressed children who whostopped whostopped whostopped
stopped to admire and envy me meWhat meYhat meWhat
What are you doing here asked Ar ¬
thur thurJust
Just what you ou are doing she retort retorted retorted retorted ¬
ed tossing t sslng her huge head that seemed sceme seemelin < 1 1In
in danger of coming off her thin Illfed
body bod Can you ou tell what you ou are do doin dolnJ o oIn
in lnJ = here heroArthur hereArthur 7 7Arthur
Arthur was as perplexed for a moment momentand momentand momentand
and shook his heavy heav head that ached achedso achedso achedso
so owing to Its awful swelling No
he answered but I I did not come come here hereof hereot hereof
of my own will I do not not know why wh I Iam Iam Iam
am here or 01 what I lam am to do doWell doWell
Well ell let me tell you why Vh you ou are
here sneered a abo boy about Arthurs Arthurssize Arthurssize Arthurssize
size You are here to tobe be made humble humbltobite
to toblte bite the dust You will work or orstarve orstarve orstarve
starve If you ou eat you must go into the the11e1115
fields and plow and sow and reap The Thegirls Thegirlsif 1hogirlsI
girls girlsI if they the eat catmust must cook sew arid n d
keep house h016 > You see how nicely nlcel this thisplace thlsplace thisplace
place Is kept dont you ou he asked sar sarcastically snrcastlcnllell sarcastically ¬
castically castlcnllell Well If I you are like the therest therest therest
rest of those smart alecs youll oul1 refuse refuseto reusl reuslto refuseto
to do anything but grumble and starve
OS 0 you ou neednt brag retorted an another anothcr another ¬
other girl making a threatening gesture gestureas gestureas
as If to strike the speaker You are arenothing arenothing arenothing
nothing but a smarty boasting always alwaysof
of your our own intellect and superiority
And like IIk the others othr > rs that you condemn condemnyou condemnou condemnyou
you ou are a n pack of lazy laz bones The quick quicker quicker quicker ¬
er you ou starve the better ror this com commuplty commuplt cornmupity
muplty Well be rid of a mass of van ¬
ity and egotism efirotlsmAnd cotlsmAnd egotismAnd
And who are you youlI1ss Miss Spouter that thatyou thatou thatyou
you ou should air your opinions loudly loudlyshrieked loudlyshrltked loudlyshrieked
shrieked another anotherJlrl girl who till now had
kept proudly aloof aloo from the th rest look ¬
lag In on them scornfully scornfullyThus scorntull scorntullThus scornfullyThus
Thus the quarrel grew rrew all taking
voice and evident delight dellJ > ht in It with the theexception tlwexceplfon theexception
exception of Arthur who grew uneasy
fearing blows would come to pass p pass ss Why Vh Vhall
all this disagreement and hostility hosUUt he hequestioned heQUtstloncd hequestioned
questioned himself If all these Big
heads were to dwell dweUtogcthEr together why not
do 10 so peaceably peaceablyBut peaceabhBut peaceablyBut
But when tho time Um came cnm for Arthur to toKO too togo
KO o to work he refused What he Ar Arthur Arthur Arthur ¬
thur Grey Gr OlK ilui ll In the dirt Starve fist fi st
Then came cam the time for him to show a l
friendly disposition toward his associ associates assocI assoc assocates ¬
ates or an unfriendly one At first he
felt inclined toward the former and
approaching another boy he said Lets Letsbe Letsbe Letsbe
be friendly frIendl and If need be do a little littlework Htt1 Htt1work littlework
work to keep ke < from starvation Im so sohungry Se Sehun sohungry
hungry hungryThe hun hunThe hungryThe
The boy bo addressed turned proudly proudlyaway proudlaI proudlyaway
away aI and snapped In surly tones A Acommon
common common clodhopper I dare say sa Deliv Deliver Deliver Dclivor
er me from associating with such trash trashBetter tmshDetter trashBetter
1 Better be dead than work like the com common common cornman ¬
mon herd for a crust of bread braadr braadrEen P PEven
Even as the BIghead spoke he fell ln lna 1l1a ina
a fit and died dIddled died from starvation Too Tooproud Tooproud Tooproud
proud to work although broad fields sur surrounded surrounded surrounded ¬
rounded him and plenty plent would have havesmiled havesmiled harebmlled
smiled on every hand but for the ask nsk1ng ¬
ing he preferred to perish rather than
harden ills palms with toll
In horror Arthur turned and looked lookedabout Jookedabout lookedabout
about him Everywhere were shops not notrunning notrunning notruilning
running schoolhouses schoolhou s without tliout pupils for foreducation foreducatlon foreducation
education was not compulsory In this
land of the egotistical Bigheads They ThoYcould
could work and study it i they chose or
do neither Arthur decided decid d he would wouldenter wouldent wouldenter
enter ent r one of the schofils and set to work
Better Bett r study stud than starve he thought
Boldly entering one of the schoolrooms
he wakened a Bigheaded BI heade schoolmas ¬
ter who slept at his desk told him he heI
wished to become a pupil and wrote out
I for him But Arthurs studying wan WMonly wasonly wanonly
only a pretense There was no mother
to do his tasks for him no father to tourge tourgc tourge
urge himon hlm on with words of undue praise
no poor Tommy Tomm Peters to flaunt his
learning before Lazily Lazll he rose and left
the schoolroom As he passed down the
filthy filth streets ho saw swarms of Blgheads Blgheadssitting Blgheadssitting Bigheadssitting
sitting listlessly about starving or In
angry angrygroups groups quarreling with each other
Everywhere were rags dirt laziness
foolish vanity vanlt30Oh
Oh oh If I could only onI gO back to
the world where people work worknnd and where
children go to school I would wo ld never
never look down upon the thepoor poor poo who toil tollagain toilagain toilagain
again Id even be willing to be a n com comracn cornnign
racn 1 n laborer myself to get away awa from fromj
j this awful place where envy ent and van ¬
ity Itcauaes causes such s ch misery miser And Tommy
Peters P Peterswhy1d terswh why Jd like nlm now th
Come come open your eyes and tell tellmother teUmother tellmother
mother you are all right dearie d arle Oh
thank God my m darling lives And Ar tr ¬
thur felt his mothers lips on his Own 6wnwhile Ownwhile wn
while tears tenr foil el1 from her eyes e cs on his hisVhen
face faceWhen
When at l last st he felt fe t fully awake he heopened heopened heopened
opened his eyes and asked what was the thematter thematter thematter
matter Then they the told him that he had
been overcome by gas and but for to forthe the
timely entrance of o Tommy Peters P ters he hewould hewo hewmild
would wo ld now be dead Ton1m Tommx had come
to deliver some meat had h hadt d41 tapped pped on the theside theside theside
side door and nndrecel1ng receiving no response
had made mad bold loopen to o open the dining Toom
door with the Intention of putting themeal the themeal themeal
meal on the table tabl where the servant servantwould senantwould servantwould
would find It on entering The he odor odorof odorbf odorbf
bf escaping gas Jiliriost strangled him himand himand himand
and he threw thre the door wide open and andran andrnn andran
ran Into theifhall U1 h 11 calling for help Mr Mrand Mrand Mrand
and Mrs Irs Grey Gre were In the parlor with withcompany withcompany withcompany
company thathadcalled t at hndcallcd as soon as sup supe
per pe e waitoy wa8overTWhen n OC r Vhen they the left let t the room roomArthur roomAithur
Arthur thur was WAS asleep on the couch and a aIttow anew anew
new new maid maI ju just t from the country and anl119hQinnt
Ignorant Ot > gaR aV was clearing away awn awnthe
the thedishes dishes After finishing her task taskand tasKnnd taskand
and not seeing Arthur as a tall screen screenstood screenstood screenstood
stood across the coucn she being of an aneconomical aneconomical aneconomical
economical disposition got on a chair chairand chairand chairand
and blew out the gas Then she left lefttho lertthe leftthe
the room tightly Ughtl closing the door be ¬
hind her herNo herNo herNo
No need to tell you ou that the exper experience experlence ¬
I lence poor Arthur rthur had while under undergas undergag undergas
gas was In truth trutQ a line lesson for him himand filmI himand
and although he never became brave braveenough br braveenough ye
I enough to tell his parents of the strange strangeland strangeland strangeland
land and stranger beings that he saw sawIn sawIn sawin
In his dream they the noticed a decided decidedchange decidedchange decidedchange
change In him from that day da He be became b bcame became ¬
came more considerate of the poor and andoften andotten andoften
often helped help d such boys as Tommy Tomm Pe Peters Peters Pcters ¬
ters with their lessons and shared his histovs histovs histoys
tovs and games with them As for forTommy torTommy forTommy
Tommy Peters Peterswell well not only onl did Ar Arthur Arthur Arthur ¬
thur became ecame deeply deepl attached to the kind kindhearted kl1dhearted kindhearted
hearted appreciative fellow but his hisparents hisparents hisparents
parents took a deep Interest In his wel welfare welrar wettare ¬
fare rar A better home was found for him himand himand himand
and he was given full advantage of the thelonged thelonged thelonged
longed for education us well as par parental parental parental ¬
ental affection by bi the good people who whotook whotook whotook
took him as their the thefr I own ownJust ownJust ownIiist
Just think dear Tommy Tomm Peters Peterspaved PetersFlved Peterssaved
paved your OUr life said Mrs Irs Grey Gre In Intalking Intalking intalking
talking it over with Ith Arthur the next nextday nextdl nextand
day dl
dayYes Yes and I shall always be his hisfriend hisfriend hisfriend
friend answered Arthur Then under underhis underhis underhis
his breath breath he added He brought me meout meout meout
out of the land of the Egotistical Big Bigheads Dlgheads Bigheads
heads thank goodness goodnessGOOD goodnessGOOD goodnessGOOD
The Elsie Books BoolesFlnleyTtnpest BoolesFlnley BooicsFinleYTempest Flnley FlnleyTempest
Tempest and Sunshine SunshlneHolmes SunshlneHolmesMadellneHolmes SunshineHolmesMadehineHOlrnes Holmes v vMadeline
Madeline MadellneHolmes MadellneHolmesLena MadehineHOlrnesLena Holmes HolmesLena
Lena Rivers RhersHolmes RhersHolmesuGretchenHolmes ItiversHolmesGretchenHOlmes Holmes HolmesGretchen
uGretchenHolmes uGretchenHolmesA Gretchen Holmes HolmesA
A A Hidden Foe FoeHenh FoeHenhRujub FoeHentyItujub Henty HentyRujub
Rujub Tales TaleslIcnt TaleslIcntYlth TalesHentWith Henty HentyWith
With Cure In India IndlaHent IndlaHentutrRent lndlaHentywuffHenty Henty HentyWuff
Wuff wuffHenty wuffHentyMarble utrRent utrRentMarbl Henty HentyMarble
Marble Fawn FawnHawthorne FawnHawthorneMosses FawnHawtItorrleMosses Hawthorne HawthorneMosses
Mosses From an Old Manse lran ManscHaw ManscHawthorne eHaw eHawthorne Haw Hawthorne ¬
thorne thorneWonder thorneU thorneWonder
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Beatrice BeatrlceHaggnrd BeatrlceHaggnrdThe Haggard HaggardThe
The Witchs Head HeadHaggard HeadHaggardJohn HeadHaggardJohn Haggard HaggardJohn
John Halifax HnlIraxMulock HnlIraxMulockBashful HallfaxMulockBashful Mulock MulockBashful
Bashful Hannah HaIDahMcade HaIDahMcadeuJIlllleade HasnahMtadeJilIMeade Meade MeadeJill
uJIlllleade uJIlllleadePollvMeade Jill JilIMeadepollyMeade Meade MeadePolly
Polly PollvMeade PollvMeadellfpy pollyMeadeIliply Meade MeadeHlpsy
Hlpsy Gipsy GlpsMeade GlpsMeadeFrances GipsyMeadeFrances Meade MeadeFrances
Frances Kanes Fortune FortuneMeade FortuneMeadeWorld Meade MeadeWorld rendeuVorld
World of Girls OlrlsMeade Meade MeadeESTHER
Mary IaryOhou Ohyou dirty dirt boy bo Look at this thiscoffee thiscorte thiscoffee
coffee all over your your new nt suit What hat will willyour willour willyour
your our mamma say sayTommy sayTomlJ4J sayTomny
Tommy hopelessly hopeleSslI I dont know but butshe butshe butshe
she wont let me have lave any an fun in these theseclothes theseclothes theseclothes
clothes until I get cm spoilt spoiltINQUISITIVE spoiltINQUISITIVE spoiltINQUISITIVE
Papa little Johnny began beganWhat beganhat beganWhat
What hat do you want now asked his hissuffering hissufYcring hissuffering
suffering father with the emphasis on onthe otthe onthe
the now nowWill no noWill nowVIll
Will VIll my m hair fall oft when when Its rli rItC rItClike lipe lipelike e elike
like yours ours 1
I The ship shown In last JastSundays Sundays puz puzzle puzzle puzzle ¬
zle was near a harbor otherwise there therewould therewould therewould
would not have hav b been < sen en so many small smallcraft smallcrart smallcraft
craft near Tier her as small vessels ve sels would wouldnot wouldnot wouldnot
not venture vcn ure far from shore Among Amongthese Amongthese Amongthese
these craft was a schooner The great greatnumber greatnumber greatnumber
number painted on her sail showed that thatshe thats thatabe
i she s c was a schooner This schooner bad hadjust badjust badjust
just lowered a Q small boat with two men menrowing mepr menrowing
rowing r wlng and a pilot sitting In the thestcm thestcmand stern sternand sternarid
and they the were bound toward the big bigship bigship bigship
ship As pilots board only onl Inward Inwardbound Inwardbound inwardbound
bound vessels at sea this proved that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the ship was enterir port portWHEN portWHEN portWHEN
The Czar of Russia has four separate separateservices separateservIces separateservIces
services of horses and carriages carriagesthe carriagestheRussian carriagestheRussian the theRussian
Russian English French and gala galasets galasets galasets
sets Each set comprises at least fifty fiftyhorses fit fithorses fiftyhorses
horses horsesThe horsesThe horsesThe
The Russian set accompanies the theemperor thE thEe theemperor
emperor e peror wherever wh rever he goes and at atGatshina atGatshlna atGatshlna
Gatshlna one on of his homes It is used usedtogether usedtogether usedtogether
together with the English set setThe selThe setThe
The gala and French horses and car carrlages carriages carriages
riages are the re housed hpused at St St Petersburg in inthe inthe Iathe
the wint winter palace p lace stables The Czars CzarsgaIn Czarsgala I Igala
gala turnout consists Of fifty Hanover HanoverIan HanoverIan HanoverIan
Ian horses which are perfectly white whitewith whItewith whitewith
with blue eyes
Both boys wore a long face It was wasclear Was Wasclear wasclear
clear that they wre were moping about aboutsomething aboutsomething aboutsometlithg
something and that whatever they were wereabout wer wernbOlt wereaboit
about to do went decidedly decldedl against the thegrain thegraIn thegrain
grain grainIm graInrm grainIm
Im certain he will be a sUck de declared declared dodared ¬
clared Lewis crabbedly crabbedl
Yes or 01 a sissy Iss answered George GeorgeI
I heard Uncle Dan say he was the thekind thekind thekind
kind of a a boy to to miss a n game of cricket cricketor crIcketor cricketor
or a boat race if 1 his wrk w rk was not notfinished notfinlshed ot otfinished
finished finishedLittle finlshedLittle finishedLittle
Little Joe then spoke up and reminded remindedhis rcm1nd remindedhis d dhis
his brothers that their cousin Donald Donaldwas Donaldwas Donaldwas
was bringing a fox terrier on In the thesteamer thesteamer thesteamer
steamer with him and they could have havefun havefun havefun
fun with the dog anyway an30owaLewIs
Lewis and George remembered that thatthey thatthey thatthey
they had always wanted a dog > and andhad andhad andhad
had never been permitted to have one oneand onEand oneand
and so they wondered if their cousin cousinwas cousInW cousinwas
was W q to be made a a favorite The very < ry
thought made them still more deter determined dott dottmined determined ¬
mined that they would not like Cousin CousinDonald CousInDonald CousinDonald
Donald DonaldAll DonalduAll DonaldAll
uAll All ready boys bo s shouted Uncle Dan DanWe DanWe DanWe
We have just time to walk to the thetrain thetrain thetrain
train If this telegram Is reliable w wshall we weshall s sshall
shall reach the city clt In time to see the thebig thebllt thebg
big boat steam up to her dock dockJn dockIn dockIn
In spite of themselves the boys were werecurious welacurious weracurIous
curious but the Idea of having havin their theirserious thefrferlous theirserious
serious English cousin with them a awhole awhole awhole
whole year ear gave them pictures of a asolemn asolemn asolemn
solemn sober dull time For these thesethree thesethree thesethree
three Benedict boys living lhin with their theiruncle theIruncle theIruncle
uncle were accustomed to the liveliest liveliestkinds UveUestkinds liveliestkinds
kinds of fun Besides Beld s Donald was w wits s com coming coming coming ¬
ing from an elgant old home in Eng ¬
land to a very plain American home homeIn h hOmeIn me meIn
In Imagination they the could see his fine fineairs 11neaIrs fineairs
airs and his superior manners One Onething Onething OnethIng
thing was certain they the would soon soonbreak soon soonbreak soOnbreak
break him In and show him what rug rugged ru ruged rugged ¬
ged American AmerlcnnUfe life was like If he had hadany hadanj hadany
any backbone at all allAmong allAmong nilAmong
Among the passengers on deck as the thosteamer th thsteamer thesteamer
steamer moved slowly In was a slender slenderboy slpnterbo sleaderboy
boy bo looking lookln eagerly down at the crowd crowdon crowdon crowdon
on the dock All about nlm were were these thesewho t10 t10who thosewho
who recognized friends and the way
they exchanged greetings mada ma Donald Donalda
a trifle lonesome lonesomeNot lonesomeI lonesomeNot
I Not so was It with Roger the tine fox foxterrier foxterrierni lotterrier
terrier terrierni at a hIs side The dog do was all allexcitement allpCcitemcnt allexcitement
excitement as could be seen by b his hisquick hIsquick hisquick
quick motions and his cocked ears He Hekent Hekept Hokeot
kent pushing his nose Into Donalds Donaldshand Donaldshand Donaldshand
hand us Jf f to say sa Why Thj dont we get
I know a real true tru ghost story about aboutthis aboutthis aboutthis
this house said Uncle Uncle Jim to Amy Am and andDora andDorn andDora
Dora as they thc passed a very ery pretty prettyhouse prett pretthouse prettyhouse
house standing some distance from the theroad theroad theroad
road roadTell Tell us s teil tell us cried both tho chil children children eMIdren ¬
dren as they the sat down among the fra fragrant fragrant fm fmgrant ¬
grant leaves at uncles feet feetWell feetell feetWell
Well ell a family once lived in that thatnice thatnice thatnice
nice house only a short sh rt time before they theywere thejwere theywere
were sure that they heard strange noises noisesin noisesin noisesin
in a chamber which they the seldom used usedOne usedOne usedOne
One said It sounded like a nerson walk walking wal walInJ walking ¬
ing InJ back and forth as If he had some someereat somereat somegreat
great reat trouble and could not sleep An Another Another Another ¬
other said it was like the sound of one oneperson oneperson onepersCn
person following another anoth r in the dark darkready darkread darkready
ready read to spring on him and kill him A Athird Athird Athird
third was sure that she heard a scuffle scuffleas scufiheas
as If a robber had made a leap on his hisvictim hislcUm hisvictim
victim lcUm But In the mornIng mornnJ when they thevwent the thewent theywent
went up to the room there was not a athing athing athing
thing to show that any person had been beenthere beenthere beenthere
there thereDidnt Didnt they the go up in the night and andlook and100kT andlook
look 100kT asked a ked Amy AmyNo Am AmNo AmyNo
No they the moved out But the sec second second seeond ¬
ond tnmll family that heard the strage noises noiseswnt noiseswent noiseswent
went up in the night They The heard a asound asound asound
sound like some one hurrying out of f the theroom theroom theroom
room But when the door of the cham chamber chamber chantber ¬
ber was wa flung open ther there was no human humanbeing humanbt humanbeing
being bt lng in sight That seemed very verystrange verystrange eo eostranE
strange stranE > e to them as the noises which whichthey whichthe whichthey
they the had heard were quite qultedlsUnct qultedlsUnctVeil distinct distinctAVeil distinctVell
AVeil Veil that family famll also moved out In Inhaste Inhaste Inhaste
haste hasteThen hasteIhen hasteThen
Then 1 l third family moved Into the thehouse th thhOUSt thehouse
house continued c ntlnued Uncle Jim and the theneighbors theneighbors theneighbors
neighbors told them about the ghost ghostBut ghostt ghostBut
But t they the only onl laughed As soon as thev thevheard thevh thorheard
heard h ard the noise in the chamber they theylistened tho tholistened theylistened
listened as hard as ala the could And Andthey Andthe Andthey
they the did not think that it sounded like likea Jlken
a n man who couldnt sleep or like likea
a chain cbatntmailing trailing on the floor or like any anything an anthing anythiug ¬
thing the others had hadtohl told about And Andthe Andthe Andthe
the more they th6 listened the mOre m rc they theyagreed the theugreed theyagreed
agreed agreedSo ugreedSo agreedSo
So the very ve next night Mr Ainslee Ainsleetook Ainsleetook Ainsleetook
took tho pistol and hid In the room r om as
down Into that crowd crows Do let us get getaway getawaj getaway
away from this old boat I want to totake totake totake
take a real ran The trunks began be n to torattle torattle torattle
rattle down the shute and Boger began beganto beganto beganto
to bark barkAt barkAt barkAt
At that moment Donald caught sight sightof sightot sightof
of his Uncle Uncl Dan and started wildly for forthe forthe
I the gangplank Roger took the hint hlnta and > > d
bounded ahead with such force that thathis thathis
his cord was jerked clear out of DonZ DonZhand Donzhand
hand It happened too that Roger Rogerspied Rogerspied Rogerspied
spied the stewards do dog and dashed dashedaway dashedaway lashedawa
away awa after afteg him Donald followed and nndjust andjust
just saw his pet terrier tumble over the thestern thestern thestern
stern sternIt sternIt sternIt
It took Don but an Instant to decide decidethat decidethat decidethat
that though Roger could swim nobody nobodywould nobodywould nobodywould
would care enough for a dog to rescue rescuehim rescu rescuhim rescuehIm
him Besides both passengers and sail sailors sailors sailors ¬
ors were all occupied In getting getUn ashore ashoreUncle ashoreUncle ashoreUncle
Uncle Dan and the three Benedict Benedictbeys Benedictbays Benedictbays
bays had seen Donalds chase and they
followed < 1 alone nlongthe the dock in the direction directionhe
he had gone tone They were in time to see seea seea seea
a a slim figure without coat oat and without withouthat wIthouthat withouthat
hat plunge head foremost Into the thewater thewater thewater
water It was Don to the th rescue rescueKow rescueNow rescueNow
Now a man overboard is very dif different different tiltferent ¬
ferent from a dog overboard overboardl and nearly nearlywhat nearlyeverybody nearlyeverybody
everybody found time to StOp stop and see seewhat seewhat
what could be done Roger and Don Donwere Donwere Donwere
were paddling around together and andn andnTope a arope arope
rope was hastily thrown to them This ThisDon ThIsDon ThisDon
Don quickly and skillfully knotted into intoa Intoa intoa
a loop treading water to keep c p himself himselfafloat himselfafloat himselfafloat
afloat Then he slipped the loop over overhis oyerhis overhis
his head and body to a point just below belowthe belowthe belowthe
the hips so that when the rope was wasdrawn wasdrawn wasdrawn
drawn tight the noose noos made a n sort or orseat o oseat ofseat
seat for him With his right hand he hesteadied hesteadied hesteadied
steadied himself by the rope Then tak taking takhis inklog ¬
his up Roger In his left leftarmhC arm he told toldthe toldthe toldthe
the sailors to tQ hoist away awayHe awayHe wa waHe
He was soon so soOn n safely safer on board Putting Puttingon
on his jacketand hat he hastened drip drippin drlpplnlr dripplan
pin plan cr to meet m eet his uncle and his cousins cousinsWell COUSlnsWell cousinsWell
Well myJioy you have had a a rather ratherchilly ratherchUly ratherchilly
chilly reception to America said UncloDa Undo UndoDan UncleDaxi
Dan Da grasping his hands warmly warml but I Ithink Ithink Ithink
think your cousins here will soon be beable beable beable
able to warm you ou up upTo upTo upTo
To tell the truth the cousins were Just Justabout justnbout justabout
about speechless The nerve of their thelrvisitor theirisltor theirvisitor
visitor had robbed them of the dislike dislikethey dIslikethey dislikethey
they knew they were going to feeL and andhad andhad andhad
had made Don instead almost a n hero heroThe heroThe heroThe
The Benedict Bene lct Boys OYs felt small beside besidejhlm besidehim besidehim
jhlm him but he was so O cool and at the thesame thesame thesame
same time so cordial that he won them themall themall themall
all before he got away from the dock
soon as dark His wife was listening Ilstenlro be ¬
low lowAs
As soon oon as the strange noise came cameshe cameshe cameshe
she heard her husband take some quick quicksteps quicktcps quicksteps
steps tcps to the corner of the room and andthen andthen
then laugh Come up with a light If h and andsee and ands andsee
see s the ghosts ghostsShe ghostsShe ghostsShe
She laughed merrily too when she sheopened sheopened sheopened
opened the chamber door There In Intho Inthomlddl Inthomiddl the themiddle
middle of the room were two fat wood woodchucks woodchucks woodchucks
chucks who seemed vastly sumrlsed at attheir attheir attheir
their situation situationMr situationMr situationMr
Mr Ainslee stood stoodbetore before a n large pic picture picture pieture ¬
ture which leaned against a linSt one corner cornerof canlerof cornerof
of the room It was found that behind behindthis behIndthis behIndthis
this was the hole by b which the ghosts ghostshad ghostsllad ghostshad
had crawled Into the room They The had hadclimbed hadclimbed hadclimbed
climbed up a large tree and gnawed a ahole nhole ahole
hole through throuE > h the cornice of the house houseand houseaIi1 housearcl
and had merry times playing > ghost ghostHow ghostHow ghostHow
How people must have laughed said saidth saidth
the th children childrenIndeed chllfirenIndeed childrenindeed
Indeed they did said Uncle And Andthose Andthsc Andthese
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